Woolworths Group Asia (HK)

Woolworths Group Asia (HK) - Technology Lead - Web | BIG WX

Senior Level
Hong Kong
Technology Lead - Web | BIG WX
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About Us

The BIG W Digital Team is made up of an innovative and forward-thinking bunch representing one of Australia’s biggest retailers. We are an engine room for BIG W’s digital transformation journey, and love disrupting our our eco-system and the market.

Who we're looking for

This role is fundamental in fulfilling Big W’s FY21-24 strategic ambition, to become a purpose-led digital retailer enabled by a great store network. With rapidly growing online sales, we are accelerating the evolution of our Digital business, this role will lead the squad delivering modern, cloud-service based technologies to create the desired customer and team experiences.

What you will be doing
  • Build with your Team from the ground up using React Native both an iOS & Android application for BigW endusers.
  • Deliver across the entire iOS & Android apps life cycle – concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support.
  • Implement a strong CI/CD pipeline to ensure we build well, detect problems early, provide effective feedback and automate the testing and deployment process.
  • Bring best-in-class mobile practices, lead by example to get the team to spend the time to build well throughout the incremental product iterations.
  • Enable thorough code review practices to ensure great architecture and code quality
  • Collaborate with other Technical Leads and Engineering Managers to help them create and maintain a robust framework to support the apps.
  • Lead your mobile software engineering team into excellent coding & testing practices
  • Lead the optimization of the React Native application across iOS and Android devices to ensure their performance, quality, and responsiveness for BigW end-users.
  • Identify and correct performance bottlenecks.
  • Own the development of the React Native application, define the direction of the codebase and produce an outstanding experience for our BigW digital customers.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Product & Engineering team to understand problems and come up with solutions.
  • Work closely with the design team to ensure the application meets the Android Material Design and iOS Human Interface guidelines.
  • Work closely with the Product Manager(s), BA(s) and UX/UI Designer(s) to build new features and fix existing issues.
  • Analyze software issues and recommend workaround solutions.
  • Actively maintain a high test coverage for both iOS & Android devices using the application by leading the Team to create test cases, unit tests and automation scripts for better.
  • Research and apply new industry tools and technologies to use in the development of new software solutions.
  • Keep up to date on the latest industry trends in mobile technologies.
  • Utilize Lean Process Improvement tools during design and implementation of software solutions.
  • Lead and mentor an elite Team of mobile engineers.
  • Provide constructive feedback and inspire continuous improvement of our app.
  • Be security minded and ensure BigW mobile applications meet an expected level of security and robustness.  
  • You will be able to instil a strong sense of ‘team’ and will have the ability to unite everyone around the outcomes required whilst encouraging an inclusive and fun work environment.
  • Bring people on the journey
Who you are

You are a technologist at heart, have a growth mindset and always push yourself and the Team to learn more, to refine the way we work and pursue excellence. You have an engineering mindset - you embrace challenges with a very solution focused approach, you can brainstorm solutions and advocate for an approach by communicating effectively. You are a very strong collaborator and always bring your best self. It’s never about you, it’s always about the Team. You know how to put the Team’s results first and understand the importance of Team Dynamics in the pursuit of the overall Team’s success.

Some other experiences would include

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience with mobile development using React Native and at least 10 years of general development experience.
  • Experience in large-scale mobile development projects that require building complex User Interfaces and delivering outstanding performance for the end-user.
  • A dedication and a keen interest in building applications that unlock outstanding digital experiences.
  • Exceptional communication & problem solving skills, a solution-focused approach
  • A very strong understanding of data structures & algorithms.
  • A very strong experience in writing clean testable code and capability with BDD, TDD patterns & frameworks.
  • A strong understanding of best CI/CD mobile practices, and experience with automation tools.
  • Strong experience with Clean Architecture and presentation patterns such as MVVM, MVC and MVP.
  • Agile software delivery experience
What we offer
  • An attractive remuneration package including base & super
  • Opportunity to join an innovative and engaging team that is forging ahead with an industry leading technology transformation, and strong support from across the business
  • Tech options - Woolworths is the largest employer of Google Apps in Australia, are early adopters of Agile and have BYOD options too
  • An exciting career - as our business grows, so do the opportunities for our people
  • Flexibility and work-life balance policies that will help you thrive
  • Modern office locations in both Surry Hills and Norwest

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